Nerve Pain vs Muscle Pain

Nerve Pain vs Muscle Pain

Nerve pain vs muscle pain. Muscle pain usually hurts when you use the muscle. Nerve pain is described as burning, crushing, numbness or tingling. It is a sharp pain and you may feel pain in the skin where the nerves are located. Also, nerve pain is chronic, while muscle pain tends to go away over time.

The purpose of pain is to alert you of an injury. Nerves detect and send a signal to the brain that the injury is occurring. Nerves are the part of the brain that actually sends messages between your brain and your muscles.

Nerve pain occurs when muscle tissues are damaged. Nerves send pain signals to the brain when the nerves are injured, usually with a specific area of injury or overuse. Nerves may be damaged by a muscle injury, a car accident, a fall, etc.

Pain Symptoms and Causes

If you develop a painful muscle, you may feel a sharp pain in a specific area. Other causes of pain can include:

Overuse, which can occur from using a weight that’s too heavy or does not fit properly.

  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Chest pain.
  • A lump in your throat.
  • Stomach pain.
  • Muscle cramps.
  • Strep throat.

If you have pain with any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor. She may prescribe an over-the-counter pain reliever. The medicine you take can have a mild or strong effect, depending on how it affects your pain and it may also affect the way it is absorbed into your bloodstream.

Nerve Pain Treatment

Nerve pain management depends on where the pain occurs. This depends on the location of your injury. Here are the different types of pain, which are very effective in reducing pain:

Local pain

Local pain involves the local tissues (such as your muscles) that are most exposed to the pain. There are some muscle fibres that are much more sensitive than others. Nerves sending messages to the brain can feel pain in any muscle at any location in your body. If your nerve is cut or torn, your muscles will also be damaged and you might feel pain in those areas as well.

Localised pain

Localised pain can be caused by an injury to the muscle or an injury to something connected to the muscle. A cut or tear usually causes localized pain. The same way that nerve signals are processed by your muscles when you are injured, so too are pain signals from an injury to something that’s damaged or severed. This can include a finger, an ear, or a foot.

Distracting pain

Distracting pain usually causes mild to moderate pain, usually in the lower back. Some people may feel pain in the thigh or groin while in a distracting position.

Nerve damage

Nerve damage is caused by an injury to the nerve. Nerves have a limited range of movements and can be damaged by a minor cut or tear or by getting caught up in a muscle contraction.

Muscle spasms

Muscle spasms are a form of nerve pain caused by an injury to your muscle. The muscles around your spine have many nerves that send messages to the brain. If you spasm, nerves can’t send messages to the brain and these send the signal back to your nerve endings. This means your muscles can’t contract and you are in pain.

How to treat nerve pain?

There are many ways to relieve nerve pain:

Pain relief. You can:

  • Take a warm compress.
  • Use a cold pack.
  • Apply a warm compress.
  • Use ice.
  • Cold compress (in a bottle) – use a 1L bottle.
  • Dilute an anti-inflammatory pain reliever (such as ibuprofen).
  • Nerve relief (in a spray):
  • Take 2 to 4 drops of a pain reliever that you can get at your local pharmacy.
  • Spray the pain reliever in a spray bottle.
  • Spray the pain reliever in a spray. Mix with ice.
  • Add 2%1 to 2 drops of the pain reliever to a 4-1 drops of ice.